The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice & Correctional Services invites you to comment on three Gender Based Violence bills;

  • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment
  • Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill
  • Domestic Violence Amendment Bill

Dear South Africa is collaborating with Action Society to encourage public participation in the amendment process of legislation regarding gender-based violence (GBV). Have your say below.

0 participants, so far (closes 9 July 2021).


Have your say – shape this policy.

    Do you support the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment?

    Do you support the Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill?

    Do you support the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill?

    What is your status?


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